A Running Taxonomy of Ta-Nehisi Coates Freakouts

by evanmcmurry

I’ve identified four so far, and the book just came out. Feel free to add your own!

* Professional Jealousy (Freddie DeBoer, Cornel West): upset over Coates’ success.

* Race-Based Panic: (that Federalist article, the right): upset at African-Americans achieving positions of cultural prominence formerly reserved for the William F Buckley types.

* Identity Politics: (the left) upset over Coates’ perceived lack of intersectionality.

* David Brooks: (David Brooks) upset because the stick up his ass has a stick up its ass.